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Heinz Radio is a podcast created by the students of Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College. Students host conversations with faculty, community members, and professionals at the intersection of public policy, technology, and the arts.
 
Thomas Alan Waits (Pomona, California, 7 de diciembre de 1949), más conocido como Tom Waits, es un músico, cantante, compositor y actorestadounidense, famoso por sus canciones de tono áspero, inspiradas en escritores como Charles Bukowski y algunos de la generación beat, en especial Jack Kerouac. Waits tiene una voz distintiva, descrita por el crítico musical Daniel Durchholz como «si hubiese sido sumergida en un depósito de bourbon, ahumada durante unos meses, y luego llevada afuera y aplas ...
 
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In this episode of Heinz Radio, we sat down with Erin Dalton to talk about the intersection of equity and community health and the role that the Allegheny County Department of Human Services plays in that space. We also spoke about the impact that COVID-19 has had public health, and concluded with a touch of optimism for the future of equity in com…
 
The arts and technology are often considered to be opposites of one another; however, they can also be merged to create immersive spaces that inspire wonder, creativity, and imagination. One such example is ARTECHOUSE, an immersive artspace that engages the audience in innovative hi-tech art both in physical locations as well as on their mobile app…
 
In the last episode, we spoke to two distinguished professors of economics at Heinz College, doctors Lowell Taylor and Martin Gaynor, to explore the economics of how a company like Amazon could grow so quickly to control half of the US online retail market, what the consequences could be for consumers, and whether we should be worried about a compl…
 
This week’s episode is the first in a special two-part series investigating the question, “Is Amazon evil?” We take a close look at the e-commerce giant and some of the most alarming warnings that have been raised about their meteoric rise to market dominance. In Part 1, we spoke with two distinguished professors of economics at the Heinz College, …
 
In the second part of our "Building Equitable Transportation Networks" series, we sat down with Allante Whitmore to talk about the autonomous vehicle landscape and how future developments in this space can take equity considerations into account. We examined the synergies between public transportation innovation and autonomous vehicles. We explored…
 
Happy new years! In this episode, we sat down with Haley Townsend to discuss the use of artificial intelligence in the transportation space. How can artificial intelligence be used to ensure that transportation systems are equitable across socioeconomic and accessibility lines? In what ways has the COVID-19 pandemic complicated and enhanced attempt…
 
In our final part of the Arts & Entertainment in the time of COVID-19 series, we had the opportunity to chat with Christine Barnes, a theme park creative and video game enthusiast. We discussed the effects of the pandemic on the theme park industry, what ways theme parks are integrating aspects from video games, how theme parks are changing and way…
 
In the second part of our series on arts & entertainment in the time of COVID-19, we spoke with Whitney Jefferson about the state of live entertainment. Whitney is a second-year Master of Entertainment Industry Management Student here at Heinz College, and she spent the summer doing research on how live entertainment venues are handling the pandemi…
 
We had the chance to sit down with Lisa Alexander, in the first episode of our series on arts & entertainment in the time of COVID-19. Lisa Alexander is currently the PR Marketing Manager for Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, where she has worked for nine years and taken on a variety of roles. Also a writer, she holds an MFA in poetry fr…
 
Most of us have heard about precision medicine, but do we know how this patient-centered care actually works? This week, we’re sharing our interview with Dr. Philip Empey, Associate Director for Pharmacogenomics of the Pitt/UPMC Institute of Precision Medicine. Dr. Empey helps us understand precision medicine and pharmacogenomics, discussing its po…
 
Sara Cortez is a 2017 graduate of the Heinz College’s Master of Science in Public Policy and Management program. Since August 2017, she has worked as a Fiscal and Policy Analyst at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, in the program areas of Early Education, Child Care, and Child Nutrition. The California Legislative Analyst's Office, or LA…
 
In this week's episode, Justin speaks with Mario Khreiche, a postdoctoral associate at the University of Pittsburgh's History Department. Mario's background in Political & Cultural Thought informs his current research on digital labor and the politics of automation. Justin and Mario discuss some of the new developments in work and the economy resul…
 
Thorough data analysis is crucial to human rights investigations – but collecting and understanding these data can provide an incredible challenge. In this week’s episode, Patrick Ball, Director of Research at Human Rights Data Analysis Group, joins us to discuss his experience with these challenges and the importance of applying rigorous science t…
 
How can we help lift people out of poverty for good? Heinz alum Lauren Renaud ('17), now Director of Analytics for the Family Independence Initiative, says we should start by assuming that people who have experienced poverty know more about their unique needs than any government official, philanthropist, or policy professional. The Family Independe…
 
This week Heinz Radio is co-releasing an episode from another Podcast on CMU's Campus. We hope you enjoy! Are the robots coming for your job? The answer isn’t quite that simple. We look at what’s real and what’s hype in the narrative of industry disruption, how we might be able to better predict future technological change and how artificial intell…
 
Each spring at Heinz College, the U.S. Army War College drops by for a weekend to run the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE). In this week's special two-part episode, we're finding out what the ISCNE is all about and what kind of lessons the students take away from it. In the first half of the episode, Vanessa speaks with I…
 
Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability for the City of Orlando, stopped by Heinz College last spring to deliver a lecture about urban sustainability. Afterward, he sat down with Heinz Radio to discuss his efforts to incorporate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Orlando’s sustainability and resilience strategy, and how he has r…
 
Designing a better foster care application process. Listening to the people. Creating a process that works for (literally) everyone. This week, Afua Bruce, Director of Engineering at New America's Public Interest Technology program, joins us to talk about how technology is being used to benefit the public, how policy and technology have been increa…
 
At Obvious Ventures, where Joe Blair is a Vice President and investor, they invest in companies that have a #worldpositive impact -- AKA businesses that have sustainable positive impact, whose profits further their purpose, and whose margins drive their mission. How does this kind of investing - #worldpositive, social impact investing - work? What …
 
REBROADCAST (Original Publication Date: July 30, 2018) This week, we're republishing one of the original Heinz Radio episodes. In this episode, Eugene Leventhal interviewed Former Congressman Jason Altmire. They talked about his book, Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It, as well as his experience in C…
 
Join us this week with Dr. Alessandro Acquisti, a highly esteemed Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Heinz College. Dr. Acquisti is the recipient of numerous awards for his research in privacy economics and is a trailblazer in the field. We discuss Dr. Acquisti's background, his research on the predictability of social securit…
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of Heinz Radio. Back in April, we had Smita Satiani come to campus to give a talk at Heinz College on moonshots. Smita is the head of Innovation Policy on the F-SOC or Free Space Optical Communications project at X. If you haven’t heard of X before, they are the moonshot factory under Alphabet. I enjoyed this conversa…
 
Welcome to this week's episode of Heinz Radio with host, Eugene Leventhal. Back in April, Sam Quinones came to CMU's campus to give a talk as part of the University Lecture Series. Sam is a journalist and author of the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic - a really engaging read despite how heavy the topic is. We were excited…
 
With 216 days until the Iowa Caucuses and 491 days until the 2020 Election, the campaign to nominate the next Democratic Presidential candidate has already started to heat up. Twenty candidates took to the stage last week in Miami for two nights of debates, and loyal Heinz Radio listeners might have recognized to familiar faces in the crowded field…
 
In 2010, the Pennsylvania State Legislature mandated that the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing create a risk assessment tool to be used at sentencing. Since then, the Commission has worked to create a tool that meets this mandate and addresses public concerns about fairness, bias and the criminal justice system itself. In this episode, Kate Va…
 
In this week's episode, host Vanessa speaks with Dr. Mark Kamlet. Dr. Kamlet is a professor of economics and public policy and a former provost who has been with Carnegie Mellon University since 1976. His research focuses on the economic impacts of automation and AI. In this episode, he explains the history of machine learning at CMU, the developme…
 
In this episode of Heinz Radio guest interviewer Claudia Bustamante from Carnegie Mellon’s Latino/a Graduate Student Association sat down with John Polga-Hecimovich, assistant professor of comparative politics at the United States Naval Academy, to discuss the ongoing political and economic turmoil in Venezuela. Claudia and John discuss the details…
 
In this week's episode, we take a walk down memory lane and revisit 12 of the 40 episodes published in the inaugural season of the podcast. Come along with host Matthew Fochs as he explores some of the underlying themes that have popped up each week despite the diverse background and interests of our guests. A full breakdown and links to each of th…
 
This week's episode Corina Paraschiv sits down with the Executive Director of the Center for Machine Learning and Health at CMU, Joe Marks. After graduating from Harvard University, Mr. Marks has been involved with invention and innovation in applied computing for over 30 years in multiple contexts and industries, including defense, media & enterta…
 
Have you ever felt extremely passionate about a cause but don’t know how to be an effective activist? You might find some inspiration in this week’s episode of Heinz Radio where host Chinmayee interviews Eduardo Chavez, director of the documentary Hailing Cesar and grandson of the legendary civil rights activist César Chávez. In the episode, Eduard…
 
This week, Jeff Meisel sits down with Collin T Hayes to discuss his experience working in the federal government and the 2020 census, which will be the first ever to be conducted online. Jeff discusses the path that led him to public service after a career in the tech industry (2:18). He also explains some of the initiatives that he worked on at th…
 
Juan Agustin Marquez is a Puerto Rican filmmaker and a four time Emmy award winner. His documentary "The Last Colony" was released in 2015 and follows the events leading up to Puerto Rico's fourth plebiscite, a national referendum to decide the future of the island's status as US territory. Marquez visited Heinz College on March 22 to discuss Puert…
 
This week's Heinz Radio episode features Shelly Danko+Day from Pittsburgh's Department of City Planning talking with Kate Vander Weide about the ins and outs of local government. Shelly has a broad background in food systems and gets into the weeds on creating a program to allow community members to make productive use of vacant lots, legalizing ch…
 
In this week's episode, Preetha Swamy and Eugene Leventhal interview Professor David Danks. He is the Head of the Philosophy Department, the L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, and teaches cross-listed courses on AI and Ethics. This discussion touched on the state of regulation relating to AI and what can be learned about regulat…
 
This week, we’re featuring Khalil G. Muhammad,Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Khalil has spent his professional life examining the intersections of race, democracy, inequity and criminal justice in modern U.S. History, and this…
 
Have you ever wondered why you should care about bitcoin? In this episode, Eugene sat down with his 8-year old niece Ariella to discuss just that! They talk about bitcoin and one of its innovations in terms of adding trust in a peer to peer environment. During this fun little chat, Ariella and Eugene also touched on the role that banks play in term…
 
In this week’s episode, hosts Spriha Gupta and Vanessa Kolb speak with Dr. Kathleen Carley about bots and disinformation on social media. Dr. Carley is a professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and is the director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems. She tells us about her pione…
 
This week on Heinz Radio, Sara Jackson sits down with Cordell Carter, Executive Director of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute. They talk about Cordell’s journey reviving civil discourse around the world, driving leaders to wrestle with the tensions in every big decision they make, and showing people the complexity of making tough policy c…
 
Sam Franklin is the VP of Schools for AltSchool, a network of tuition-funded pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade lab schools throughout San Francisco and New York City. Prior to his current job, Sam worked as the Executive Director for the Office of Teacher Effectiveness at Pittsburgh Public Schools. Beginning his teaching career as 6th-grade math a…
 
Daniel O'Brien is a data analyst with the Boston Area Research Initiative and an associate professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He visited Heinz College on January 29 to give a lecture about how Boston has used data generated from its 311 system to understand neighborhood "custodianship," or how residents use and…
 
In this week’s episode, we explore the world of art and technology. Hosts Abhijit Nimbalkar and Kate Vander Wiede talk with Dr. Brett Crawford and Jenée Iyer about why art is so important to society and how it can and should play a role in cities. They discuss how artificial intelligence, chat bots, augmented reality and other emerging technologies…
 
This week, Matthew Fochs sits down with Paul Triolo. Paul is a China Digital Economy Fellow at New America focusing on global technology policy issues, cyber-security, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as automation, AI/Big Data, ambient intelligence, and fintech. While the relationship between the US and China has…
 
This week, guest host and Heinz alum Rondell Jordan teams up with Jason to interview Sam Sinyangwe. Sam is a policy analyst and activist who founded Campaign Zero - a platform of 10 policy interventions aimed at reducing police violence across the country. He also produced Mapping Police Violence, a database of police killings in the U.S. Rondell a…
 
This week, we have part two of our interview with Ijeoma Oluo, hosted by M. Shernell Smith. Shernell is the Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion here at CMU. She is an activist and community leader who has spent years championing sustainability, social inclusion, and economic prosperity for C…
 
This week, Eugene sits down with Ijeoma Oluo. Ijeoma is a prolific journalist and author of So You Want to Talk About Race.We were lucky to have Ijeoma come to talk on campus and were able to get an interview with her. This episode will actually be split into a two-part episode that will come out this week and next to hold you over while you travel…
 
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